And now the part you've been waiting for; the presents! I don't usually ask for much because really, I don't need much. But this year was AWESOME! I have a list of things I want and am saving for, and there were 6 things on it, but I got to mark off 2 of them! Super big thanks to my family.
At lunch, Shelby gave me the first half of her gift, which is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! She got me a 1948 vintage copy of my favorite book ever, Mr. Popper's Penguins. I am constantly using this book to talk the Husband into letting me raise penguins in our crawl space. No such luck yet, unfortunately.
Then the in-laws got me this little beauty [cross it off my list!], which I've already loaded with NIN, Metallica, A Perfect Circle, Rise Against, and a few others.
The second half of Shelby's gift was so rad - thanks to her, I am now the adoptive mommy of a leopard shark!! I love sharks, and I love my leopard cat, so mix the two and BAM! Coolest, most unique gift ever. I can't wait to go visit my new shark son. :D
And last, but most definitely not least, my newfound love. Let me give you a hint...
Do you know what it is? Any idea?
Gaaaah!!! Oh baby, it's a Kitchenaid in ORANGE!!! Oh, Kitchenaid, how do I love thee? And notice how it matches my cute little cupcake that my Mom bought for me awhile back? It couldn't feel more at home on my counter! This present was from my family and I ♥ it. [And if you couldn't guess, this was the second thing I got to cross off my list!]
So, all in all, you're jealous you don't have my super amazing family, aren't you? They are the cream of the crop, kids. As long as you don't mind a little [okay, a LOT] of crazy now and then.